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Rare books from Peter Harrington make the perfect gifts for loved ones or valuable customers & clients. We've picked the most sought after, interesting, luxurious and unusual books from our shelves - signed/autographed copies, first editions and other rarities, available with free delivery.

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  1. The Man with the Golden Gun.
    New Arrival

    The Man with the Golden Gun. 1965

    £375

    First edition, first impression, second state, binding B, without the gun design on the front board. The twelfth James Bond novel, The Man with the Golden Gun was, like many 007 titles, written while Fleming was at Goldeneye, his Jamaican hideaway. Read more

  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
    New Arrival

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1997

    £3,250

    First edition, first impression, paperback issue, one of 5,150 copies. With all the requisite points of first printing: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, and the list of equipment on p. 53 with “1 wand” appearing twice in the list. Read more

  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
    New Arrival

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. 1997

    £15,000

    First edition, first impression, paperback issue. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Terence, Jo (J. K. Rowling!)”. One of 5,150 copies, and with all the requisite points of first printing: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, and the list of equipment on p. …Read more

  4. The Enormous Crocodile.
    New Arrival

    The Enormous Crocodile. 1978

    £425

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  5. A Bear Called Paddington.

    A Bear Called Paddington. 1958

    £2,950

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  6. Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2:

    Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2: [c.1957]

    £375

    First edition, first impression. This charming Railway Series title is the second instalment in a series of four model books. It contains a story and the parts and instructions for making two toys out of card. A lovely piece of Awdryania, scarce in this condition. Read more

  7. For Your Eyes Only.

    For Your Eyes Only. 1960

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression. Rather than a full-length novel, For Your Eyes Only was Fleming’s first collection of short stories. Apart from the titular story, the collection includes “From a View To a Kill”, “Quantum of Solace”, “Risico”, and “The Hildebrand Rarity”. Read more

  8. The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles. 1902

    £3,750

    First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes “comeback” novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was an “unprecedented success”, with queues at the …Read more

  9. Les Dîners de Gala.

    Les Dîners de Gala. 1973

    £600

    First edition, first impression, of Dali’s classic cookery book of 136 recipes from Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s and Le Buffet de la Gare de Lyon (Le Train Bleu). Read more

  10. Seen in the Hadhramaut.

    Seen in the Hadhramaut. 1938

    £475

    First edition, first impression, the presumed first issue binding. Read more

  11. Just – William.

    Just – William. [1922]

    £400

    First edition, first impression, of the first William book. Read more

  12. The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.

    The Third Man and The Fallen Idol. 1950

    £750

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  13. Notations.

    Notations. 1969

    £575

    First edition, first printing. One of 3,034 copies printed. Uncommon with the dust jacket. Read more

  14. Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926

    £2,250

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  15. The Spy Who Loved Me.

    The Spy Who Loved Me. 1962

    £750

    First edition, first impression. In many ways this is one of the most ambitious of Fleming’s Bond books. It purports to be the first hand testimony of a 23 year old Canadian woman with whom Bond has an ill-fated affair. In time-honoured literary tradition Fleming …Read more

  16. Representative American Yachts.

    Representative American Yachts. 1891 & 1893

    £6,500

    First editions, extremely uncommon OCLC lists just 6 copies of the first, all in the United States, 2 copies of the 1893 supplement and a few copies of subsequent portmanteau editions. A superb collection of images of some the great yachts of a Golden Age …Read more

  17. Now We Are Six.

    Now We Are Six. 1927

    £350

    First edition, first impression. As charming ephemera, a postcard featuring the author and his son is laid-in. Read more

  18. New York: The New Art Scene.

    New York: The New Art Scene. 1967

    £750

    First edition, first printing. An exceptional copy. Read more

  19. Winnie-the-Pooh.

    Winnie-the-Pooh. 1926

    £875

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  20. Do Not Abandon Me.

    Do Not Abandon Me. 2010

    £175

    First edition, limited to 1,500 copies, of the exhibition catalogue for the exhibition of Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin’s collaborative work, which was one of the last projects Bourgeois worked on. The exhibition was shown at Carolina Nitsch in New York in 2010 and at …Read more

  21. The Little Prince.

    The Little Prince. 1943

    £2,750

    First edition, first printing. The original manuscript was in the author’s native French, but it was written and published in America, the English and French editions both appearing in April 1943. Read more

  22. The Animal Story Book.

    The Animal Story Book. 1896.

    £200

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  23. Now We Are Six.

    Now We Are Six. 1927

    £2,750

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  24. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 1907

    £1,200

    First edition thus, with Millicent Sowerby’s illustrations. The copyright to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland expired in 1907 and by Christmas that year at least seven illustrated versions by new artists had been published. This version was part of the St Martin’s illustrated library of standard …Read more

  25. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. [1909]

    £300

    The best Dulac edition. Read more

  26. English as She is Spoke.

    English as She is Spoke. 1960

    £500

    First edition, limited to 200 copies, of which this is number 187. Beautifully illustrated with views of Portugal reproduced from Edward Bawden’s sketch books, English as She is Spoke is an edited version of a 19th-century Portuguese-English phrase book, which unintentionally became a classic of …Read more

  27. The Hunting of the Snark

    The Hunting of the Snark 1903

    £350

    First Newell edition. American illustrator and children’s books author Peter Newell (1862–1924) began his career drawing for Harper’s Bazaar, Scribner’s Magazine and other publications. He went on to write several children’s books which experimented with the physicality of the book: Topsys and Turvys (1893) could …Read more

  28. Daisy-Head Mayzie.

    Daisy-Head Mayzie. 1994

    £150

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  29. A Book of Mediterranean Food.

    A Book of Mediterranean Food. 1950

    £1,500

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  30. Fair Lady.

    Fair Lady. 1964

    £750

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Beaton: “For David Ellis with best wishes Cecil Beaton”. In 1962 Cecil Beaton took complete charge of the clothes and settings for the film of My Fair Lady. Read more

  31. Les Dîners de Gala.

    Les Dîners de Gala. 1973

    £600

    First edition, first impression, of Dali’s classic cookery book of 136 recipes from Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s and Le Buffet de la Gare de Lyon (Le Train Bleu). Read more

  32. Air of Glory.

    Air of Glory. 1941

    £475

    First edition, first impression. Quite scarce in nice condition. Read more

  33. Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass.

    Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass. 1962-1965

    £450

    A handsomely bound copy. Read more

  34. Main Line Engines.

    Main Line Engines. 1966

    £100

    First edition, first impression. 21st of the Rev. Awdry’s railway books. Read more

  35. Le Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit.

    Le Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit. 1926–32

    £2,250

    Limited edition of 2,500 sets, this being number 2,408 and one of the 2,200 sets printed on Vélin Chiffon. A superb edition of Arabian Nights. Read more

  36. The Spy Who Loved Me.

    The Spy Who Loved Me. 1962

    £875

    First edition, first impression. In many ways this is one of the most ambitious of Fleming’s Bond books. It purports to be the first hand testimony of a 23 year old Canadian woman with whom Bond has an ill-fated affair. In time-honoured literary tradition Fleming …Read more

  37. The House at Pooh Corner.

    The House at Pooh Corner. 1928

    £850

    First edition, first impression, of the fourth Winnie-the-Pooh book, in which Tigger makes his first appearance. Read more

  38. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. 1950

    £2,000

    First edition, first impression of the first book in the Narnia series. Read more

  39. Bracebridge Hall.

    Bracebridge Hall. 1896

    £350

    The Heyliger edition, number 50 of 100 copies printed on rag paper. A lavish production, illustrated with a range of attractive plates, several by Rackham, and decorative gilt borders throughout by noted American Art Nouveau practitioner Margaret Armstrong. Bracebridge Hall was originally published in 1822. Read more

  40. The Sonnets.

    The Sonnets. 1928

    £1,500

    A beautifully bound copy, printed at the Chiswick Press with handsome and spacious types, and attractive coloured initials throughout; the text is based on the definitive Cambridge Edition. Read more

  41. The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles. 1902

    £3,000

    First edition in book form, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes “comeback” novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was an “unprecedented success”, with queues at the …Read more

  42. [The Hunger Games series:] The Hunger Games; Catching Fire; Mocking Jay.

    [The Hunger Games series:] The Hunger Games; Catching Fire; Mocking Jay. 2008-2010

    £950

    All first editions, first printings. An excellent set of this popular series. Basis for the films starring Jennifer Lawrence. Read more

  43. The House At Pooh Corner.
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    The House At Pooh Corner. 1928

    £1,750

    First edition, first impression. The final book in the Winnie-the-Pooh series. Read more

  44. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 1998

    £1,350

    First edition, first impression. Read more

  45. The Quiet American.

    The Quiet American. 1955

    £275

    First edition in the English language, first impression. The Quiet American was originally published in Sweden in the same year, translated from manuscript as Den stillsamme amerikanen. Read more

  46. The Sleeping Beauty.

    The Sleeping Beauty. 1920

    £1,500

    First trade edition. Read more

  47. The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games 2008

    £200

    First edition, first printing. Book one in The Hunger Games trilogy. Read more

  48. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 1964

    £3,000

    First edition, first printing of Dahl’s tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious Willy Wonka, preceding the English edition by three years. Read more

  1. New Arrival
    The Man with the Golden Gun.
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    FLEMING, Ian. FLEMING, Ian.

    The Man with the Golden Gun.

    £375

  2. New Arrival
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

    £3,250

  3. New Arrival
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

    £15,000

  4. New Arrival
    The Enormous Crocodile.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    The Enormous Crocodile.

    £425

  5. A Bear Called Paddington.
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    BOND, Michael. BOND, Michael.

    A Bear Called Paddington.

    £2,950

  6. Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2:
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    AWDRY, Rev. W. AWDRY, Rev. W.

    Pre-Cut Model Engine Book No. 2:

    £375

  7. For Your Eyes Only.
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    FLEMING, Ian. FLEMING, Ian.

    For Your Eyes Only.

    £1,250

  8. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    £3,750

  9. Les Dîners de Gala.
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    DALI, Salvador. DALI, Salvador.

    Les Dîners de Gala.

    £600

  10. Seen in the Hadhramaut.
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    STARK, Freya. STARK, Freya.

    Seen in the Hadhramaut.

    £475

  11. Just – William.
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    CROMPTON, Richmal. CROMPTON, Richmal.

    Just – William.

    £400

  12. The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.
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    GREENE, Graham. GREENE, Graham.

    The Third Man and The Fallen Idol.

    £750

  13. Notations.
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    CAGE, John. CAGE, John.

    Notations.

    £575

  14. Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £2,250

  15. The Spy Who Loved Me.
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    FLEMING, Ian. FLEMING, Ian.

    The Spy Who Loved Me.

    £750

  16. Representative American Yachts.
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    PEABODY, Henry Greenwood. PEABODY, Henry Greenwood.

    Representative American Yachts.

    £6,500

  17. Now We Are Six.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Now We Are Six.

    £350

  18. New York: The New Art Scene.
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    MULAS, Ugo, & Alan Solomon. MULAS, Ugo, &...

    New York: The New Art Scene.

    £750

  19. Winnie-the-Pooh.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Winnie-the-Pooh.

    £875

  20. The Animal Story Book.
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    LANG, Andrew (ed.) LANG, Andrew (ed.)

    The Animal Story Book.

    £200

  21. Now We Are Six.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    Now We Are Six.

    £2,750

  22. Daisy-Head Mayzie.
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    SEUSS, Dr. SEUSS, Dr.

    Daisy-Head Mayzie.

    £150

  23. A Book of Mediterranean Food.
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    DAVID, Elizabeth. DAVID, Elizabeth.

    A Book of Mediterranean Food.

    £1,500

  24. Fair Lady.
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    BEATON, Cecil. BEATON, Cecil.

    Fair Lady.

    £750

  25. Les Dîners de Gala.
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    DALI, Salvador. DALI, Salvador.

    Les Dîners de Gala.

    £600

  26. Air of Glory.
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    BEATON, Cecil. BEATON, Cecil.

    Air of Glory.

    £475

  27. Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass.
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    [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.] CARROLL, Lewis. [DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.]...

    Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass.

    £450

  28. Main Line Engines.
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    AWDRY, Wilbert Vere. AWDRY, Wilbert Vere.

    Main Line Engines.

    £100

  29. Le Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit.
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    (ARABIAN NIGHTS.) MARDRUS, J. C. (ARABIAN NIGHTS.) MARDRUS,...

    Le Livre des Mille Nuits et une Nuit.

    £2,250

  30. The Spy Who Loved Me.
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    FLEMING, Ian. FLEMING, Ian.

    The Spy Who Loved Me.

    £875

  31. The House at Pooh Corner.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    The House at Pooh Corner.

    £850

  32. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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    LEWIS, C. S. LEWIS, C. S.

    The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

    £2,000

  33. Bracebridge Hall.
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    IRVING, Washington. IRVING, Washington.

    Bracebridge Hall.

    £350

  34. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

    The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    £3,000

  35. [The Hunger Games series:] The Hunger Games; Catching Fire; Mocking Jay.
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    COLLINS, Suzanne. COLLINS, Suzanne.

    [The Hunger Games series:] The Hunger Games; Catching Fire; Mocking Jay.

    £950

  36. Featured
    The House At Pooh Corner.
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    MILNE, A. A. MILNE, A. A.

    The House At Pooh Corner.

    £1,750

  37. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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    ROWLING, J. K. ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

    £1,350

  38. The Quiet American.
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    GREENE, Graham. GREENE, Graham.

    The Quiet American.

    £275

  39. The Hunger Games
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    COLLINS, Suzanne. COLLINS, Suzanne.

    The Hunger Games

    £200

  40. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
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    DAHL, Roald. DAHL, Roald.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    £3,000

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